Thursday, September 12, 2013

Alexander Wang Spring Summer Collection 2014 RTW

Alexander Wang's, ready-to-wear Spring collection 2014 was one of the strongest  he has ever shown.
Many of his pieces were inspired by "all things ’90s", The first look out, a short pleated kilt with a crop top! After that, the 90′s bombardment didn’t stop: Jumpers, mary janes, slip dresses, tops printed with the “Parental Advisory Explicit Content” logo (which debuted in 1990), Claudia Schiffer hair, & an Aaliyah soundtrack.

In the first third of the show, some of the models were wearing leather gloves with cut-outs spelling, “WANG.” As the show progressed, his name appeared repeatedly on laser cut leather tops, on the waistband of dresses, and incorporated into prints.  His logos were incorporated pretty skillfully!

The logos, in addition to being a nod to the commercial ’90s, could also serve to separate Wang and his namesake label from the other house he designs for–a little place called Balenciaga. The set, which was a geometric maze punctuated by tubular sculptures, was reminiscent of his store, further adding to the theory that he’s doing a little branding reinforcement.
 But lest you think this was a total throwback collection, it wasn’t necessarily. There were tons of modern elements, and his sexy separates constructed of menswear shirting and plaids were standouts. And let’s not forget about accessories. Yes, there were mary janes, but they were elevated on a platform with a sculputural heel and pointier toe, and finished in white and pink patent leather. Items that I look forward to having in my closet very very soon...


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